30 Most Beautiful Castles in the World - 16/30
Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival Palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in Southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. The palace was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Fun fact for ya Im related to king Ludwig the II…so it is basically my family’s castle..kinda.—